Health & Fitness

  • Adjusting to Daylight Saving Time

    daylight-saving-200x200 During daylight saving time in the spring, people in most parts of the United States move their clocks forward an hour. This means one more extra hour of daylight in the morning. Many families embrace daylight saving time as it means extra time for the kids to play. However, when we “spring forward” it can…
  • 3 Ways to Make your New Year’s Resolution Stick

    new-years-resolution-200x200 Okay, so you made your new year’s resolution about a month ago. You decided that there was something in your life you really wanted to commit to changing. You wrote it down, meditated on it, and started on your new journey of 2017. Here are the top 5 New Year’s Resolutions that people generally make:…
  • American Heart Health Month

    HeartHealthMonth-200x200 This month, there’s more to your heart than just the feelings that accompany Valentine's Day. February is American Heart Health Month. You may not know it, but cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention one in every three deaths…
  • 5 Tips For Beginner Marathon Runners

    NEC_JanBlogs_runningbeginners_thumbnail So you've decided to run a marathon, congratulations! But before you hit the pavement, be sure to take a few minutes and make sure you’re physically and mentally prepared for this significant milestone. To help you shape up, we’ve put together a few tips to keep in mind before you get on the track. Whether…
  • Above the Barre: From Stage to Fitness

    NEC_JanBlogs_barreclasses_thumbnail For those contemplating a replacement for crossfit or hot yoga, or a somewhat easier way to kickstart a new routine barre might be the low-impact alternative you’ve been looking for. What is barre? Barre has actually been around a while. Begun by Lotte Berk in London, the exercise incorporates all muscles in a variety of…
  • Common Sports Injuries

    NEC_JanBlogs_sportsinjuries_thumbnail It’s almost time for the Big Game! We see many injuries on the screen, but we too can experience them in our everyday lives.  From pulls, to sprains, there are a plethora of injuries that or bodies may endure. Take a look at the most common sports injuries and learn how to treat them. Ankle…
  • Cycle Classes

    nec_janblog_cycling_thumbnail A new year means finding new ways to be the best you that you can be. A new trend that is taking the fitness community by storm is indoor cycling, or spinning classes. It involves sitting on a stationary bike while pedaling to get a cardiovascular workout. Indoor cycling classes are praised for their upbeat…
  • How to HIIT the gym with more intensity

    nec_janblog_hiit_thumbnail You work out. A lot. But sometimes though, just lifting weights or running endless miles isn’t enough. Thankfully. there’s more than one way to sweat in the gym. One of the keys to weight loss is the intensity of the workout. High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a solution for those looking for more impressive results.…
  • 3 Ways to Relax after the Holidays

    nec_december2016blogs_w4bnedesign_hf-thumbnail The holidays are a wonderful time filled with family, food, and of course, festive fun. However, once things start winding down, we can tend to start winding back up. From sorting through the aftermath of our holiday budget, to getting ready to head back to school and work, our to-do list can begin growing. This…
  • 5 Stroke Symptoms & Signs

    health-200x200 Would you recognize the immediate signs of a stroke? It is important to know the signs and symptoms of a stroke before any medical attention is needed. During a stroke the blood flow to the brain is immediately blocked. This blockage can occur for any reason, and the consequences can be life altering. Each minute…
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